project headboard

I’ve been really wanting to share this post with y’all [i can say that because i just got back from the south] and finally decided today is the day. I’ve been waiting until his room is complete and then I just realized, who cares … and who knows when we’ll have all the little things put together. In February when my parents were preparing to move my mom asked me with my ‘interior designing degree’ to help her furnish her new home. The family that bought their house bought almost every piece of furniture in the home so she really had to start from scratch. How fun right?! But then again, how stressful to pick everything out in a month!

We shopped for a full day going from store to store, we found a few things right away but we were really struggling with my little brother’s bed. I wanted something masculine that would last him through his teenage years until he moves out. Which will probably be at the ripe age of 35 because he is the baby. I finally got the idea … why not MAKE his headboard PINTREST style :) Ohhhhh pintrest. Gotta love it.

So I pitched the idea to my mom, but it didn’t even matter. I was sold on my own idea. The new home owners were already tearing down parts of the old barn and the barn wood from Jalen’s childhood home was laying on the ground outside. He is 13 and totally into being a cowboy. Riding his horse, country way of life, maybe someday he’ll appreciate that his bed is made out of his childhood barn that he spent so much of his time in when he was younger. I love history and the fact that this had a story … I was pumped!!! Not to mention it would save my mom some mucho bucks!

So I gathered the wood and made Lucas [brother in law] and Matt get to work. It was so fun watching this come together. Beer was involved but it still looks amazing, Lucas is a very talented builder! So although we’re not done entirely with Jalen’s room … its coming together nicely. He is part Indian so we added a cowboy/wolf/indian theme to it. Love the rustic look. What do y’all think?! Don’t mind my iphone photos. Its as good as it gets for now. ;) I have plans to add an over-sized basket full of blankets, a small dresser and we need a nightstand with a lamp still. All with time …

the making.


the finished headboard. if you can’t tell due to my terrible iphone pic … we went with a grey quilt plus the wolf blanket and pillow from pottery barn.


the inspiration thanks to pintrest. and to make sure i give credit where it is earned … featured this project done by 508 Restoration and Design. There is a step by step DYI instructions.

happy thursday! i’m currently finishing up some wedding photos, going for a run, emails, running errands, and off to watch some vampire diaries! woot woot! Busy day! What do you have going on today?!



  1. Julie 4/19/12 1:22 PM

    I did the same thing for our master bedroom! Here is how mine turned out…

  2. Meredith Sledge 4/20/12 7:17 PM

    WOAHHH. That is awesome!!!

  3. stephanie 4/28/12 1:27 PM

    this is fabulous! nice work!

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